“Some of the children embraced the more extreme challenges and enjoyed stepping out of their comfort zones” – siblings scale the heights at Clip ‘n Climb

Youngsters forged friendships, conquered fears and scaled the heights during two daredevil outings to Clip ‘n Climb. The events were organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) for siblings who are either bereaved or have a brother or sister receiving care at Milton. Twenty-one children of all ages took part across the two sessions and enjoyed hours of adrenaline-filled fun at the centre in Clifton Road, Cambridge.

EACH Groups and Events Co-ordinator Joely Allard said: “The children had so much fun and, on both occasions, it was lovely to see their confidence grow. Some of them really embraced the more extreme challenges and enjoyed stepping out of their comfort zones.”

Staff members were supported by volunteers, who gave up their time to help make the trips a success.

“Our thanks also go to Dews Coaches, who are long-term supporters and once again provided transport completely free of charge. The children loved their driver, Carol, who they nicknamed Camel!”

The first trip took place on Thursday, 3rd August and more children took part in a second Clip ‘n Climb sibling day on Tuesday, 22nd August. EACH runs sibling days during the school holidays, for children aged five and upwards. It allows them to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment.

Pictures: Dik Ng/EACH

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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